October 15, 2018

World turns its back on Libya leader Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi - It's times like this you find out who your true friends are.

The United Nations Security Council, The United States of America, The United Kingdom, Italy. The list goes on of those who think Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should stand down.

Is there anyone out there who wants be a friend to Muammar Gaddafi? No? Even good old China who likes bring a friend to everyone has called time on Gaddafi.

It is not like he is desperate to stay. A flurry of phone calls last week that were monitored by Western intelligence agencies, show he was looking to have a sleepover with anyone who was willing.

It looks like Venezuela, which was the most likely candidate said, no. Even Saudi Arabia who were happy to offer a home to the likes of Idi Amin, thought it was not a good idea for Gaddafi to come and stay.

It seems that Gaddafi’s habit over the years of thumbing his nose at anyone who opposed him has come home to roost.

It is also clear that everyone else in the world has seen that the writing is on the wall. Colonel Gaddafi however says that “There are no incidents at the moment and Libya is completely quiet. There is nothing unusual. There is no unrest.”

It is clear that Gaddafi’s perception of ‘reality’ is something that has fled the country along with the foreign workers. He added “People were killed by terrorist gangs and they are without a doubt al-Qaeda.” Now Muammar is starting to sound like George W. Bush in his prime which shows how far his mental state has slipped.

So with nowhere to go, all Gaddafi can do is sit tight in Tripoli and wait for the first one of his inner circle who wants to save their own skin by killing Gaddfi. It is unlikely that he will allow himself to be taken alive.

Newswarped hopes that the end of the crisis in Libya comes quickly. With the death toll in the thousands and people displaced and starving in their hundreds of thousands, it is vital that security is restored so that international aid agencies can get to work helping the people.